Friday, November 7, 2014


 I've always wanted a log cabin in the mountains, but that isn't going to happen.  We are happily settled in a cottage on the edge of a town with a view of the mountains.  I still get the urge for a little touch of that log cabin of my dreams, however.
 We've had this twig table for a few years, but it has always resided on our screened-in porch.  I decided to switch things around and use it for a coffee table in the living room this winter.
 With a few pine cones, it is a reminder of the mountain log cabin of my youth.  I was raised on the plains of southeast Colorado where it gets quite hot in the summer.  Before air conditioning was common, people who were able went to the mountains for a couple of weeks in the summer to cool off.  I often accompanied my Grandmother on her yearly trip in August to Cuchera, Colorado.  What fond memories I have of those trips to that log cabin.
  There is always a bright side -- if I lived in a log cabin in the mountains, there would be snow on the ground by now; and I wouldn't be able to enjoy the flowers that are still blooming in our lower-elevation garden!  
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NanaDiana said...

I love a log cabin in the mountains, too. It is wonderful to see a bit of that in your house-with the twig table. What a nice touch for winter. xo Diana

Kim said...

I have always wanted a log cabin too! I have two coffee table books that I look at often, one is a cottage style book and the other is about log cabins! There is just something so warm and inviting about the wood and the way nature is brought inside! :)

Sue @Rue-Mouffetard said...

I love log cabins...anything rustic really...even in our more formal house now I still have my animal heads and my twig furniture...and pine cones...well, they are all over the place...My FR lamps, the andirons and bowls filled with them everywhere..I love your table!

bj said...

I want a cabin, too...and a beach house..that way I could be in one or the other, depending on the season.
I love love love your touches of mountain cabin..and the table is just perfect.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

We've actually tinkered around with the idea of buying a cabin. Not sure if I would want to maintain two places at my age. lol! But sure do love being in the mountains! Love your vignette Sally. the table is fabulous and I love that deer! Or is it an elk? And the cones and feathers, love that too!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I so get this. In theory I would love a mountain cabin, but wouldn't want to live there all the time. But I would always be thinking about it. I just don't know how homebody people manage two places. Love your table! (I always think of my fellow transferware buddies when I post a new piece!)

The Charm of Home said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Tea in the Library said...

Love your coffee table and the touch of log cabin!GMLA. I have been yearning for a touch more rustic lately. Summer before this one just passed we built a patio house and ended up making 'storm windows' for the screens out of heavy vinyl. Last year I used it for storage but this year it's going to be my Rustic Winter Retreat.